Need advice? Call our experts free on
0800 090 1342

Super-fast broadband network to launch in Lancs by 2014

Monday, January 31st 2011
The county council has said the network will help to ensure economic recovery.
Super-fast broadband network to launch in Lancs by 2014
A super-fast broadband network will be rolled out across Lancashire by 2014 under new plans from the county council.

The infrastructure, which will be open to all communications and service providers, is designed to encourage economic recovery and growth in the area, the local authority explained.

Once the work is complete, the body said Lancashire will be among the leading councils in the UK in terms of access to faster broadband.

The proposals have already been approved by the leader of the council and will be confirmed in a report to the cabinet, which will be made on Thursday (February 3rd 2011).

Chief executive Phil Halsall said: "This is about establishing a new business generation in Lancashire.

"With the right infrastructure, we can unlock the potential in the county's economy for the benefit of the people we serve."

Five towns in the north-west are to be included in BT's next round of fibre optic broadband improvements, but none of them are located in Lancashire. 

Related Stories

The vast majority of broadband users in the UK are satisfied with the level of service they receive.
Better Broadband for Norfolk is delivering on its promise and has received a boost through a new funding announcement.
Many remote areas of the Highlands are not covered under current broadband rollout plans.
Hampshire residents are to benefit from new superfast broadband services in the near future.
The town of Bourton in Dorset has received a boost to broadband connectivity for local residents and businesses.
Hampshire homes and businesses are to receive new support in securing superfast connections.

Add a comment

Comment
Your name
Your e-mail address

Comments (0)

Postcode checker
Compare broadband packages in your area
Postcode
Home  |  Guides  |  Links  |  Local  |  Sitemap  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms
Copyright © 2005-2015 Broadbandchoice.co.uk. All rights reserved.